Datebook: January 2022

December 2021 Posted in Community

Frequent Addresses

Mt. Angel Public Library, 290 E Charles St.

Silverton High, 1456 Pine St., Silverton.

Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield

Silver Creek Fellowship,
822 NE Industrial Way, Silverton.

Weekly Events

  • Monday

SACA Food Pantry, 9 a.m. – noon, SACA, 421 S Water St., Silverton. Repeats Thursdays. 503-873-3446,

Coffee & Conversation, 10 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. 50 and older. 503-873-3093

Mt. Angel Community & Senior Center Store, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., 195 E Charles St. Repeats Tuesday – Saturday. Volunteers needed. 503-845-6998

Mt. Angel Food Pantry, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Mt. Angel Community Center, 195 E Charles St. Repeats Wed. 503-845-6998

Bridge, 11 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. 50 and older. 503-873-3093

Silverton Meals on Wheels, 11:30 a.m. Delivery only. $3 donation suggested. Monday – Friday. Carol, 503-873-6906.

Mt. Angel Senior Meals, 11:30 a.m. Delivery only. $3 donation suggested. Repeats Thursdays. Ginger, 503-845-9464.

Silverton Ukulele Network, 3:30 p.m. Contact Debby, [email protected]

Free Dinner, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., Oak Street Church, 502 Oak St., Silverton. Pickup only. Open to all. 503-873-5446

  • Tuesday

Silver Angel Foot Clinic, Silverton Senior Center. 50 and older. Repeats Wednesdays. Call for appt. 503-873-3093

Scotts Mills Food Boxes, 9 – 11 a.m., Scotts Mills Community Center, 298 Fourth St. For residents in Scotts Mills/Butte Creek/Monitor. Food donations welcome. Niki Barber, 503-873-5059

Community Helpers Family Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Zoom. Join librarian and a special guest for storytime, accompanying backpack. Age 2 – 6. Recordings posted at 503-845-6401

Pinochle, noon – 4 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. 50 and older. Repeats Fridays, 503-873-3093

Stories and STEAM, 3:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Family storytime around a specific theme that incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math. Free. Ages 6 – 10. 503-845-6401

SACA Food Pantry, 4 – 7 p.m., SACA, 421 S Water St., Silverton. 503-873-3446,

Serenity Al-Anon Meeting, 5:30 p.m. Zoom. Repeats 10 a.m. Saturdays. For Zoom link, call Barbara K, 503-269-0952.

  • Wednesday

Knit Wits, 10 a.m. – noon, Silverton Senior Center. 50 and older. 503-873-3093

Mission Benedict Food Pantry, 1 – 4 p.m., St. Joseph Shelter, 925 S Main St., Mt. Angel. Repeats Friday. 503-845-2468

Open Art Studio, 1 – 4 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. 50 and older. 503-873-3093

Line Dancing, 1 – 2 p.m., Silver Creek Fellowship. No registration required. Free; donations accepted for instructor.  Open to all. Sheila, 503-409-4498

Silver Chips Woodcarving Sessions, 1 – 4 p.m., Silverton Arts Association, 303 Coolidge St., Silverton. $2 a week. All skill levels. 503-873-4512.

Mission of Hope Food Pantry, 2 – 4 p.m., Silver Creek Fellowship. 503-873-7353

Daniel Plan Journey Video Series, 6:30 – 8 p.m., Silver Creek Fellowship Church. In-person or online at Free. Open to public. Sheila, 503-409-4498

  • Thursday

Free Coffee, 7 – 9 a.m., Scotts Mills Community Center, 298 Fourth St.

Yoga Class, 10 a.m., Silver Creek Fellowship. Instructor Marg Jones. Open to all. Sheila, 503-409-4498

Bingo, 10 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. $1 per card, $2 for three cards. 50 and older. 503-873-3093

Mediation & Shared Dialog, 7 p.m. All spiritual traditions welcome. Invite for virtual gathering: [email protected] 971-218-6641

  • Friday

Toastmaster Club, 7:30 a.m., Zoom. Increase listening skills, speaking, thinking and evaluating. Contact [email protected] for Zoom link.

Chicken Foot Dominoes, 1 – 3 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. 50 and older. 503-873-3093

  • Saturday

After-Season Indoor Market, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Silverton Friends Church, 229 Eureka Ave. Local produce, eggs, meats, artisan crafts. Free admission.

Saturday Free Lunch, noon – 1:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 500 N Second St., Silverton. To go only. Open to all. 503-939-3459


Mt. Angel Public Library

During January, create a paper snowflake to decorate the library. One snowflake equals one ticket for a prize drawing. Prize drawing is Jan. 28. Can’t make Stories and STEAM in person? Stop by the library to pick up a take-home packet. While supplies last. Take & Make packets for grades 5 – 12 are available Jan. 14. Make a simplified kumihimo loom and braid your own friendship bracelet or keychain. January Storywalk features The Snowy Day/Un Dia de naive by Ezra Jack Keats. Walk starts at the library front door. All activities are free. 503-845-6401.

  • Saturday, Jan. 1

New Year’s Day

Silverton Christmas Market

5 p.m., Oregon Garden Resort, 895 W Main St., Silverton. Stroll along paths draped in lights. Explore the German Christmas Market. Enjoy music, local brew in the Biergarten. Wood-burning fire pits, snowless tubing hill. The market runs through Jan. 9. Entry Monday – Wednesday is $15 adults, $5 age 6 – 12, $12 Silverton residents. Entry Thursday – Sunday is $18 adults, $5 age 6 – 12, $15 Silverton residents. Children 5 and under free. Proceeds benefit local nonprofits.

  • Sunday, Jan. 2

Puzzle Exchange

1 – 3 p.m., Mt. Angel Mercantile B&B, 495 E College St. New and used puzzles. Bring a puzzle and exchange it for a new-to-you one. Email: [email protected]

  • Monday, Jan. 3

Silverton City Council

7 p.m., Silverton High. Open to public. 503-873-5321,

Mt. Angel City Council

7 p.m., Mount Angel Public Library. Open to public. 503-845-9291,

  • Tuesday, Jan. 4

Caregiver Connection

2 – 3:30 p.m. Zoom. For family caregivers and/or unpaid family caregivers. Free. To register, contact Suzy, 503-304-3429, [email protected]

  • Wednesday, Jan. 5

Scotts Mills City Council

7 p.m., Scotts Mills City Hall, 265 Fourth St. Open to public. 503-873-5435

Virtual Trivia Night

7 p.m. Zoom.Testing your knowledge on a variety of topics. For Zoom invite, contact Ron Drake at Silver Falls Library, 503-873-8796. Repeats Jan. 19.

  • Friday, Jan. 7

Marion SWCD First Friday

10 a.m. Zoom. Climate and How to Plant for the Future with Weston Miller, Oregon State Assistant Professor Department of Horticulture. Target audience is urban growers and folks with landscape interest in the yard setting. Register at 503-391-9927

First Friday in Silverton

7 – 9 p.m. Explore the historic downtown, have dinner, shop, browse galleries, boutiques. 503-873-5615,

Lunaria Artist Meet

7 – 9 p.m., Lunaria Gallery, 113 N Water St., Silverton. Main Floor Gallery features “Home is Where the HeArt Is,” Lunaria’s fifth annual Juried Show of local artists celebrating the idea of home. Loft Gallery features “Out of the Vault,” treasures from Lunaria artists’ studios at discounted prices. Show runs 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday – Sunday through Jan. 30. 503-873-7734,

  • Monday, Jan. 10

Mt. Angel School Board

6:30 p.m. Zoom. Agenda available. Zoom link at 503-845-2345

Silver Falls School District Board

7 p.m., Zoom. Agenda available. For login details: 503-873-5303,

  • Tuesday, Jan. 11

Ancestry Detectives

10 a.m. Zoom. Round-table discussion of genealogical research tools. Open to all. For Zoom invite, contact David Stewart, [email protected]

Travel Tunes & Trivia

1:30 p.m. Zoom. Geared for older adults, music and trivia is presented by music therapist Ben Permick. Live performances, fun facts, trivia, brain games. Zoom invite at or 503-973-8796.

Spark Joy

6:30 p.m. Zoom. Learn the KonMari philosophy and guiding principles needed to tidy and Spark Joy in your home, office and life. Presented by Shannon Huneycutt, certified KonMari consultant. Enter to win a three-hour tidying session where Huneycutt will work with you to help jumpstart your tidying journey. Today’s viewers can view the program with others and talk about it afterwards. The session will be available for viewing through 6:30 p.m. Jan. 13. Free. Register at or 503-873-8796.

Silverton Planning Commission

7 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St. Open to public. 503-873-5321

  • Wednesday, Jan. 12

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Club

6:30 p.m. Zoom. Discuss The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell. For Zoom invite, contact Ron Drake at Silver Falls Library, 503-873-8796.

  • Thursday, Jan. 13

Zenith Women’s Club

7 p.m., Silver Creek Fellowship. GFWC Silverton Zenith Women’s Club members discuss ways to fund, implement projects to benefit Silverton community. Social begins at 6:30 p.m. Anyone interested is welcome. Barbara, 801-414-3875

Homeschool Parent’s Group

5 – 7:45 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Gather with other parents of homeschooler and any parent wanting to support their student at home to focus on eResources and new library acquisitions. 503-845-6401

  • Saturday, Jan. 15

Free Community Breakfast

7:30 – 9:30 a.m., Marquam United Methodist Church, 36971 Highway 213, Mt. Angel. All welcome. 503-829-5061

January Book Talk

9:30 a.m. – noon. Zoom. Discuss Portrait of a Lady by Henry James. Free. Open to all. Sr. Dorothy Jean, [email protected], 503-845-2556.

Power Tap Open House

11 a.m., Silver Creek Clogging, 503 N Second St., Silverton. See the studio, meet instructors, free preview class. 11 a.m. ages 15 and over. 12:15 p.m. ages 9 – 14. 1:30 p.m. ages 5- 8. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required by visiting or calling 503-874-6458.

  • Sunday, Jan. 16

Taizé Prayer

7 p.m., Benedictine Sisters’ Queen of Angels Chapel, 840 S Main St., Mt. Angel. Open to public. 503-845-6773

  • Monday, Jan. 17

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

MLK Observance Vigil

2:30 p.m., Towne Square Park, Silverton. Silverton People For Peace honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. It will feature quotes from Dr. King’s speeches that remain timeless. Open to all. 503.873.5307, [email protected]

Silverton MLK Observance

6 p.m. Zoom. Keynote, “Does American Identity = White Supremacy?” by labor organizer and racial and social justice activist Ahjamu Umi. Sponsored by Silverton Grange and Silverton People for Peace. Open to all. Registration is free, and should be done in advance at 971-343-2731

  • Tuesday, Jan. 18

Prayer of the Heart

3:30 p.m., Queen of Angels Monastery Hospitality Center, 840 S Main St., Mt. Angel. All are welcome. 503-845-6141

Silver Falls Library Book Club

7 p.m. Zoom. This month’s selection is Anxious People by Fredrik Backman. Everyone is welcome. To receive a Zoom invite, call 503-873-8796. 

  • Wednesday, Jan. 19

Red Cross Blood Drive

8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Silverton High. Appointments needed by visiting

Mt. Angel Library Board

6:20 p.m. Zoom. Open to public.
Call or visit the library for Zoom link. 503-845-6401

  • Thursday, Jan. 20

Book Club for Adults

1 p.m. Zoom. Discuss This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger. Copies and Zoom link available at the circulation desk. Open to all adults. 503-845-6401

Silver Falls Writer’s Group

6:30 p.m. Zoom. Share what you have been working on or just listen to see what others are writing. Open to all. For Zoom invite, contact Ron Drake, 503-873-8796.

Mt. Angel Planning Commission

7 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Agenda available. Open to public. 503-845-9291

  • Wednesday, Jan. 26

Silver Falls Film Discussion

7 p.m. Zoom. Watch Of Mice and Men and then join others on Zoom for a moderated discussion. For Zoom invite, contact Ron Drake, 503-873-8796.

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